Computer History: From The Antikythera Mechanism To The Modern Era and more
Posted on: 07/04/2016 08:42 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Bose SoundLink Mini II
Computer History: From The Antikythera Mechanism To The Modern Era
Fierce PC eSports Imperial Overlord Review
Lenovo G50 & CentOS 7.2 KDE - Really nice and cool
SilverStone Redline RL05 Computer Case Review
Transcend SSD220S 480GB SSD Review
Windows 10 shows strong progress in latest Steam survey

Bose SoundLink Mini II
It’s crazy just how much smartphones have changed things over the last 9 years. We went from carrying around a phone to carrying around a PC replacement for some as well as things like a camera. Even with everything that smartphones are capable of, we can still expand their reach with a few accessories. This is why our friend over at Verizon sell a whole variety of things in their store beyond phones and phone chargers. To give us an example they sent over a box with two new products they carry. Today I’m taking a look at the first of those two products, the Bose SoundLink Mini II. This is a small portable battery powered speaker from Bose. I’ve been testing it for a few weeks around the office and today I’m going to dive into its features and how it performed.


Read full article @ LanOC Reviews

Computer History: From The Antikythera Mechanism To The Modern Era
In Mountain View, California, only minutes away from Google's headquarters, is the Computer History Museum. A visit to this place is enough to show you how today's computing era began and evolved through time. If you are interested in this stuff and love history in general, you can closely examine the computers that thrived in the past and opened the door for today's modern computing systems, which can be found in almost every home. It's hard to believe that only three decades ago computers were a rare thing and very few people were lucky enough (or rich enough) to actually have one at home. However, computing technology has rapidly evolved and nowadays it is rare to find a single home without a PC or a smart device that uses a processor.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Fierce PC eSports Imperial Overlord Review
Intel Core i7 6700k, 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000mhz memory, Corsair Carbide Spec Alpha Gaming Case, Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 7 with a GTX 1080 - the system foundation for the new Fierce PC eSports Imperial Overlord system.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Lenovo G50 & CentOS 7.2 KDE - Really nice and cool
A little bit of hope for Linux this horrible distro season: a long, thorough, extremely surprising and enthusiastic review of CentOS 7.2 KDE tested on modern hardware, a Lenovo G50 laptop with UEFI, Secure Boot, 16 partitions, and a multi-boot setup with Windows 10 and numerous Linux distributions, covering live session with a really bad start and a successful installation, Realtek driver manual configuration, networking - Wireless, Samba sharing and printing, speed and stability of connections, extra repositories, applications, codecs and plugins, multimedia support - MP3, HD, and Flash, smartphone support - iPhone, Windows Phone, and Ubuntu Phone, resource usage, performance, responsiveness, battery life, webcam, hardware compatibility, suspend & resume, real and bogus kernel problems, various niggles and problems and fixes, look & feel, customization, other considerations, and more. Take a look.


Read full article @ Dedoimedo

SilverStone Redline RL05 Computer Case Review
I am the youngest of three brothers, and the youngest by quite a bit. This means I am forced into a lot of compromises, which are not necessarily always fair for me. Being the youngest does have its advantages, but quite often, I got the short end of the stick; not that I am complaining though. These "compromises" were heightened during my recent vacation, where I got the small bed, and no matter what, I got the middle seat in the car. For this reason alone, long road trips could be quite tiresome. However, there are a lot of compromises that need to be made in life every day, and dipping into APH Networks dating advice column, compromises play a role in relationships as well. The business world is filled with compromises, and if any of you have taken a business course, it is easy to see how compromises come into play with products, and how well they are made. In most cases, the lower the price, the more corners have to be cut to get the product going, and vice versa. For myself, when I look for a new piece of computer hardware, I take into consideration the price in comparison with the performance, which I am sure everyone does. During this process, there are also compromises to be made, depending on what you are buying and if you really need it. I personally think this is quite evident with computer chassis. It is easy to look at a case and see a few small extra or missing features, such as rubber grommets or dust filters. Even the material of the case can be an easy giveaway of the type of compromises that had to be made to achieve a certain build quality. The most compromises are often found in budget case, one of which we have here today, the SilverStone Redline RL05. This chassis is aimed at enthusiasts building on a budget, while promising features found in higher end cases. Read on to find out if its merits outweigh the compromises!


Read full article @ APH Networks

Transcend SSD220S 480GB SSD Review
We recently looked at a drive from Transcend’s flagship performance SSD range – the SSD370 series, which uses MLC NAND. This time around we are looking at a drive from the other end of the spectrum, the entry level SSD220S which uses TLC NAND.

The SSD220S comes in just three capacities; 120GB, 240GB and the flagship 480GB drive and uses a combination of a Silicon Motion SM2256KAB controller and 16nm TLC NAND.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Windows 10 shows strong progress in latest Steam survey
It was the only OS to grow in June, with usage up by 3.4 per cent.


Read full article @ Hexus




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